I have been a tree hugger for quite some time.
In the recent book, Blinded by Science by Matthew Silverstone, there is scientific proof that trees improve the following health issues:
- mental illnesses
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- concentration levels
- reaction times
Matthew Silverstone proves in his book, that everything vibrates from the nucleus of an atom to the molecules of our blood, our brain, sound, plants, animals, all the way into outer space. When we interact with anything that has a different vibration than us, it affects our bodies and vibrational patterns.
Studies prove that greener environments improve our creativity and emotional well being.
Now, you don’t actually have to hug a tree to get the benefits. You just have to be in the vicinity of nature to reap the benefits. Take a walk amongst trees, jog through a garden, or sit by a tree and read a book.This is great news. Many people have known this intuitively for years! I use to walk near trees to clear my mind. As a child, I even climbed a tree when I felt out of sorts emotionally.When I was in massage school and working in Corporate America, I would go to the park and lean on a tree. I swear it was better than taking a nap. When I stood up off the tree, I felt energized and like all of my stress melted away. It was as if the tree took all of my negative emotions and neutralized them.
I think science owes hippies everywhere a huge apology. Many of the things like tree hugging, meditation, essential oils, and healthy eating are proving to be the best things for our health. If only we had listened to those tree huggers 40 years ago, maybe our health wouldn’t be so bad today.The vibrational properties of trees and plants is something we’re still studying and trying to understand. But we do know that it’s powerful and it has a therapeutic effect on us.
I’ve started taking Skye outside twice a day. It has done wonders for getting her into the bed earlier. But it has also been great on her emotional health. She cries less and gets less frustrated when she’s had sufficient outside time.
I even encourage her to hug trees. Now, every time she goes up to a tree, she smiles and gives the tree a hug. I’m always so proud. I want her to treat nature like it’s alive. I don’t want her think it’s an inanimate object that we can take for granted. Nature is part of this earth. We need it and we need to take care of it and treat it with respect. I hope all parents teach their children this lesson so they have an earth to live on.
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